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Adarsh Williams

2017/8/5-9/3 200 -hr Teacher Training

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Adarsh Williams teaches a contemplative style of yoga that embraces both modern innovation and traditional wisdom. Since 1995, Adarsh has been engaged in the field of natural healing and has received certifications in therapeutic massage and active isolated stretching. He continues as a student of Ashtanga Yoga and its sister studies of Sanskrit, Ayurveda, and Bhakti.

As an Authorized Ashtanga teacher, Adarsh has continuously traveled to Asia since 2001 for study and pilgrimage. Adarsh strives to pass on the precise method of Ashtanga as taught to him by his late Guruji, Shri. K Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Believing that the best teacher is one who inspires students to "practice, practice, practice", his approach is individualized, compassionate, and respectful, allowing each practitioner to receive the appropriate attention without any one person getting lost in the crowd of students. He maintains the exact method of counting vinyasa, dristhi, pranayama, asana, and bandha which form the core techniques of Ashtanga.

Through in-depth study of human anatomy and physiology and formal training as a massage therapist, Adarsh is highly regarded for his sensitive yet deep adjusting style. He has experience working with a wide variety of students of diverse abilities, ages, and backgrounds. With a deeply held belief that anyone can develop a personal yoga practice, Adarsh is an energetic teacher who infuses his enthusiasm for practice and hard work in his students.

Prior to coming to Taiwan, Adarsh directed the Ashtanga Yoga Shala in Palo Alto, CA specializing in progressive instruction for beginner through advanced levels.

This 200+ hr Yoga Teacher Intensive provides a clear base from which to practice, teach & live your yoga. A 200hr Yoga Alliance accredited Teacher Certification.

Why do a yoga teacher intensive?

  1. Follow your passion for yoga
  2. Dive deeper into yoga philosophy, history and the yoga lifestyle
  3. Learn all about asanas, the anatomy of a posture, alignment, modifications, risks and benefits
  4. Learn yoga from the traditional perspective, from which you will then understand the contemporary forms of yoga
  5. In depth anatomy knowledge of the body in yoga
  6. Learn all about different levels of students and how to approach them
  7. Learn hands on and verbal adjustments
  8. Study, refine and deepen your own yoga practice together with like minded people
  9. Learn how to share your passion with others
  10. Practice teaching and ongoing mentorship

But mostly a Yoga Teacher Intensive is for your own growth. Yoga can be a tool for self discovery/development and helps to expand your view of the world. It can transform your life into a happier, healthier and more whole one.

The best Yoga teachers are students first. Gaining more knowledge of yoga through our Yoga Teacher Intensive will ground you in your own yoga practice, your understanding of it and brings confidence in sharing it with others.


  • Learn to teach 5 unique yoga sequences including Traditional Ashtanga, Contemporary Vinyasa and Yoga Therapy
  • Comprehensive study of yoga technique, theory and philosophy
  • Intensive practice experience
  • Professional and personal growth
  • Certification meets and exceeds requirements to register with Yoga Alliance as RYT – 200
  • Continued Education hours

Yoga Style:

This training aims to present the “way of yoga” rather than a particular yoga “style.” We will explore the philosophy and methods of classical Ashtanga Yoga as well as contemporary modalities of yoga, science and wellness.

The key components of intensive study & practice include:

Yoga Asana & Vinyasa

The asana study program includes postures of the Primary and Intermediate series of Ashtanga Yoga. There is an overview of forward + backward bending, twists + side bends and inversions, including arm balances. In addition, healthy adaptations and modifications, including therapy sequencing based on current physical therapy protocols are covered.

Students learn alignment in postures based on applied anatomy practices including self adjustment and learning to “see” students’ bodies. The language of modern yoga alignment including loops, rotations, pose and counter pose are taught and with this knowledge, the student knows how to prevent their students from asana vulnerabilities and keep them practice yoga safely.

  1. Part of Asana & Vinyasa Curriculum:

    • Primary & Intermediate level asana & traditional Vinyasa Karma
    • Yoga anatomy & alignment – in depth study of the crucial body functions in yoga
    • Yoga therapy, adaptive yoga, prop work & restoratives
    • Contemporary Vinyasa sequencing & research poses
  2. Breath Work & Pranayama

    • Yoga cleansing techniques (Kriya)
    • Yoga breath (Pranayama)
    • Bandhas
  3. Yoga & Meditation

    • Sitting & walking technique
    • Comparative thinking on meditation
  4. Philosophy

    • Origins, history of yoga
    • Comparative schools of yoga
    • Yoga as a lifestyle & Ethics of yoga
    • Study of the yoga sutras
    • Sanskrit chanting
    • Forming a personal philosophy
  5. Teaching methodology

    • Yoga traditions
    • Sequencing
    • Physical and verbal adjustments
    • Counting vinyasa in sanskrit
    • Asana pronunciation
    • The seat of the teacher
  6. Yoga lifestyle

    • Teacher self care
    • Diet
    • Sustaining your practice
    • Yoga off the mat
    • Finding inspiration
  7. Foundations & basics of teaching yoga

    • Origins, history and comparative Yoga traditions
    • Foundations of Yoga breathing (Pranayama + Kriya)
    • Foundations of Sanskrit + Chanting
    • Introduction to the 8 limbs, Yoga theory and philosophy
    • A1 Series; Sun Salutations + Standing Poses in detail
    • Yoga therapy series
    • Joint conditioning, core strengthening and flexibility in detail
  8. How to teach

  9. Practice intensive & experiential anatomy

    • Full Primary Series with modifications, elements of arm balances
    • Yoga anatomy + alignment
    • Anatomy of the bandha, core sequencing
    • Yoga therapy, prop work & restoratives
    • Tools of teaching
    • Verbal cuing and hands on adjustments
    • Continuation of Yoga breathing practices
    • Avoiding Yoga injuries
  10. Integration – yoga philosophy & yoga lifestyle

    • Elements of 2nd series; in depth back bending, inversions
    • Ashtanga flow; contemporary vinyasa sequencing & research poses
    • Intelligent sequencing
    • Teaching practice
    • Teacher self care
    • Diet
    • Yoga off the mat
    • Sustaining your practice


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All-day course 8/5-8/13, 8/19-20, 8/26-9/3
Morning Practice 8/15-8/18, 8/21-24,
Off-Day 8/14, 8/25


07:00-08:00 Prelude practice (breath work, meditation, etc)
08:00-10:00 Mysore and guided Ashtanga
10:00-12:00 Lunch Break
12:00-14:00 Chit chat and Chant (group discussion, chanting and lecture topic) 14:00-14:30 Break
14:30-17:00 Workshops and Teaching practice

Early Bird Price Register Now till 2017/5/5 Pre-Training Price Register 2017/5/6-7/5 Regular Price
SPACE MEMBER $113,000 $123,000 $138,000
NON-SPACE MEMBER $121,000 $131,000 $146,000
  • Event Location: SPACE YOGA Anho studio
  • Minimum number of registration to hold the course: 20 students
  • SPACE will video record and photograph the training for our records and promotion purposes
  • Depending on the teacher’s discretion, students may sound record, take video or photos (no flash) for personal use as long as it is not distracting, but please do not post videos on public platforms (such as Facebook, YouTube, etc).
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